Migration in Europe

Facts and figures

Source: UN Population division

232 million

Globally were estimated to be migrants at the end of 2013

78 million

Were in Europe

Arrivals


411,600

Refugees and migrants had arrived in Europe since the beginning of the year.
  • Italy: 121,500
  • Greece: 288,000
  • Serbia: 123,000
  • Germany: 414,000

Top five nationalities arriving by sea


206,510 (51%)

Of people arriving on Europe’s shores were from Syria.

14%

Afghanistan

8%

Eritrea

4%

Nigeria

3%

Pakistan

Mediterranean: Europe's deadly border


2,800

People have drowned, or were recorded as missing, in the Mediterranean

In the same period in 2014, the figure was 1,779.

11,020

People arriving in Italy were supported by the Italian Red Cross in June.

The islands of Lampedusa has been at the frontline of the response.

10,000

People people travelled through Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in June.

Red Cross operations include food, shelter and psychosocial support.

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